How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

Connection Cafe

At this year’s World Economic Forum , one phrase was on everyone’s lips: Fourth Industrial Revolution. For background: The first industrial revolution occurred when water and steam were harnessed to mechanize production. Part 1 in a 2-part Davos Report for the Social Good Sector.

Heartbeat of the Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

Then we took the answers, identified trends, wrote up the "Heartbeat of the Industry" report and made a YouTube video (because it's 2012 and that's what you do right?). Author: Cheryl Black.

Become an Advocate (Not Just a Leader) in Your Industry

SocialFish

To keep up with your ever-changing industry, you have to move beyond the traditional “business leader” position and adopt the role of “industry advocate.”. You’ll earn the respect and appreciation of others in your industry. What Is an Industry Advocate?

Key Findings from 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

Connection Cafe

The 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that globally nonprofits believe their successful with multiple engagement over a period of time results is greater results. Fundraising Retention global trends Multichannel Fundraising Research nonprofit research

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions : Nonprofit emails not as popular as before

[Industry News] Avectra acquired by Abila (aka Sage)

SocialFish

Industry Insider You’ve probably heard, so here’s the official news release. Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic nonprofit organizations and government agencies, has acquired McLean, Va.-based

Is Your Event’s Success Tied to Your Industry’s Performance?

SocialFish

———— If you run a trade association event or series of events, there’s a good chance that a portion of your event success is dependent on the success of your industry. Is my industry viewed as high-risk or “safe” for investors?

Why the advertising industry needs radical change

SocialFish

Yet how we think, how we work and what we produce as an advertising industry has changed remarkably little. This talk at the ICA in Toronto is a (hopefully practical) call for the industry to reclaim its progressive, and truly radical, roots.”

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions : Not having cash on hand may no longer be an excuse to turn down Girl Scout cookie sellers, as many troops are now using nonprofit technology that enables participants to accept debit and credit cards.

2012 Philanthropy and Social Investment Industry Report Now Available

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past three years, my colleague Lucy Bernholz has published her annual Philanthropy and Social Investing: Blueprint, an industry forecast about the social economy – private capital used.

Are industry vendors deserting ASAE’s annual meeting?

SocialFish

Does that seem like a lot less industry people (non-association execs) to you this year? Just saw this infographic posted on Associations Now: Congrats to ASAE on attracting the highest number of association execs in 5 years – that’s great!

The Next Generation of American Giving: Insights, Takeaways, & Suggestions From The Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

Take a gander at what industry professionals are saying about your donors: baby boomers, generations x and y, and the matures. You may have heard that Blackbaud recently released a generational giving study and associated infographic that covers the Next Generation of American Giving! Maybe you’ve seen it, shared it with your network of peers, discussed the findings, or pondered over what the study means for the future of your organization’s fundraising.

Are you part of the charity industrial complex?

Steve Bridger

This is Seth Godin at his disruptive best – speaking at last year’s NextGen:Charity conference on the topic of “Embracing Risk & Failure in Philanthropy” Most charities are part of the charity industrial complex , he says.

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry

NonProfit Hub

The post The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. My staff and I recently noticed a shift in our SEO statistics and started looking at what our data analytics showed for our blog in 2017. The data showed that 49 percent of our readers are ages 18-34. This was a surprise to us. For years, our audience fell in the 45-54 age group. Now, as we learned, our audience is younger than it’s ever been, and we’ve been adapting.

SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

Mobile Commons

According to an article in Capacity Media , a panel of industry experts at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference agreed that the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a huge opportunity for SMS. One of the vastly growing areas in the industry at the moment is IoT. Industry News

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

———— Cool Social Tools Industry InsiderStartups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps!

Wanted: Industry Advisory Group Members

Wild Apricot Blog

We’re looking for participants for a grassroots industry advisory group. If you''ve been involved in a small association, club or non-profit and want to be an advocate for your industry – check out this post for details! Advisory-Group-membership

Industry Leaders Who Influenced Me During 2014

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Thanks to these incredibly talented individuals who published excellent content that taught me so much during 2014: Tanveer Naseer - Leadership Coach, Speaker & Writer. Tanveer writes timely, thought-provoking blog posts about leadership at least weekly. Each post is well worth the read.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Each year, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, and 2019 will be no different. Think of it as an “events hackathon” for the association industry. AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference. It's finally here!

Using Industry Data to Set Business Goals

Mobile Commons

But what about industry data? There are many sources to pull from when looking for industry data, including primary research firms like Gartner and Forrester, as well as boutique firms that focus on the professional services market, such as PSVillage and SPI Research. Free Professional Services Industry reports available on Tenrox.com: SPI Research 2015 Professional Services Maturity™ Benchmark.

Ancient Greece 2.0: Arts Participation before the Industrial Age

Museum 2.0

When we talk about making museums or performing arts organizations more participatory and dynamic, those changes are often seen as threatening to the traditional arts experience.

Online Findings from the 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

Connection Cafe

The State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that online giving through the website or email marketing was small but growing. Fundraising fundraising Online Fundraising SONI

Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry

SocialFish

Does your association operate in a regulated industry? Can a bank be a social business? The answer is yes. Hear how TD Bank does it in this great BlogWell video. Some good notes from the session are below, but there’s a ton more great information in the video. Must watch.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base.

Industrial-Strength Software

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

As Nick points out, one of the industry-shaking implications is that the capital barrier to competing in the software field is beginning to change.

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As the for-profit prison industry has increasingly relied on immigration enforcement and detention to drive their profits, Grassroots Leadership has responded by increasing our scrutiny of for-profit immigrant detention and its impact on families and communities.

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world. Shoes have power. You can vote with them (or I guess more accurate, you can vote with your feet).

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This network effect makes EveryAction donation pages some of the highest-converting in the industry. EveryAction users who rely on its Targeted Email tool experience some of the highest inbox placements in the industry.

How TechSoup Helped to Build the Refurbishment Industry

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is arguably best known for its technology donation programs. Starting from a basement full of boxes and growing to serve every country on the planet , TechSoup has partnered with leading technology companies for decades to increase nonprofit.( read more ).

2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry UK Survey Results

NetWits

Blackbaud Europe has released the 2009 State of the Not-For-Profit Industry survey. Blackbaud teamed up with The Resource Alliance for the second year in a row to produce this pan-European benchmarking study. The results were unveiled at the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They’re aware of industry norms, because they’ll be getting fundraising communications from other nonprofits running annual giving campaigns, and they expect you to be on the same page.

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world. Shoes have power. You can vote with them (or I guess more accurate, you can vote with your feet).

Shoes for Industry

Gavin's Digital Diner

Who’d of thunk it? A simple shoe — well, actually two — thrown with the right twist could so clearly express an opinion. An opinion so succinct, that the world can do nothing but applaud (and perhaps wish the thrower had had slightly better aim). It was a shoe heard ’round the world. Shoes have power. You can vote with them (or I guess more accurate, you can vote with your feet).

The Healthcare Industry is Stuck – 5 Strategies to Overcome and Resources to Assist

NetWits

My presentations: " Social Networking For Hospitals " or " Volunteer Recruitment Online ") The challenges I list below are not completely unique to the healthcare industry, but from talking with conference organizers and hearing questions from attendees it’s obvious the healthcare industry at large has a ways to go before they are fully able to embrace social media I was recently invited to speak at AHP in Canada. The event was held in beautiful Montreal at the Le Centre Sheraton.

Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity

AFP Blog

Birmingham Post - Business - Business News - Creative industries - Birmingham 'Twitter-ers' raise £1,500 for charity: "“Twitterers” from Birmingham’s business and social networking communities joined with cities around the world to host a charity event for members of the increasingly popular micro-blogging service, Twitter.BrumTwestival, held at Poppyred in the Arcadian Centre, saw over 150 local.

Meet the People We Work With – Columbia Industries

Vertex Systems

Now, we’ve got another client to tell you about – Kay with Columbia Industries in the state of Washington! A while ago, we introduced you to Brenda at Kent-Sussex in Delaware so she could tell you her story. She’s the … Continue reading →

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

What's the company's reputation in its industry? When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

Supply Chain Superheros: Addressing Environmental Impact and Rising Costs in the Freight Industry

See What's Out There

We all know the stories of Superman, Catwoman, and even the Incredibles, but have you ever seen a superhero film about the shipping industry?

Social CRM Fuels Engagement and Growth [Infographic]

SocialFish

Industry Insider Useful Data

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School's Out for Summer: More Than 20 Free Webinars by Industry Leaders

Tech Soup Blog

It’s important that your independent school staff stay up-to-date on recent trends, industry best practices, and knowledge in order to remain ahead of the competition in maintaining high enrollment and retention numbers.

NetCentric Advocacy: Sway opinion within an industry: Blog

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern » November 27, 2007 Sway opinion within an industry: Blog This seems like a really interesting result of sitting on an industry and cranking out solid content over time. Link: Industry blog making an impact on WGA strike | Planting Liberally. Link: Industry blog making an impact on WGA strike | Planting Liberally.

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

NetWits

End of year fundraising is in full swing, but with 2013 right around … Online Fundraising blackbuad Mobile fundraising multichannel fundraising state of the nonprofit industry